Kristin Phillips, DPT, assistant professor of physical therapy in the School of Medicine, was a guest on West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Windows into Health Care series hosted by health reporter Kara Leigh Lofton.

The information shared by Dr. Philips sheds light on how physical therapy can contribute to solving many of the health problems that women face such as urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction and pelvic, hip and low back pain during pregnancy.

“I see women who are currently pregnant and dealing with issues or pain related to their pregnancy usually pelvic pain, hip pain and low back pain,” Philips said. “Unfortunately, a lot of us think that pain related to pregnancy is normal and expected which certainly, when you're creating a human life and carrying extra weight and things are shifting and moving there are certainly some aches and pains associated with that. But it doesn't have to be debilitating and limiting function..”

Listen to the full interview, or read the transcript on WVPB.